Tau, Onyango & Banyana trio up for awards

Tau, Onyango & Banyana trio up for awards

 

Bafana Bafana star Percy Tau, Banyana Banyana’s Desiree Ellis, Janine van Wyk and Thembi Kgatlana, and Mamelodi Sundowns goalkeeper Denis Onyango have been nominated for CAF awards.

Tau, who is currently on loan to Belgian second-tier outfit Union Saint Gilloise from Premier League side Brighton & Hove Albion, is in the running for the African Player of the Year prize, as is former teammate Onyango of Uganda.

Ellis has a shot at the Women’s Coach of the Year accolade, while Banyana have also been put forward for Women’s National Team of the Year honours along with Saturday’s Women’s African Nations Cup final opponents Nigeria.

Van Wyk and Kgatlana are among the contenders for the Women’s African Player of the Year gong.

The awards ceremony will be held in Senegal on Tuesday, 8 January 2019.

African Player of the Year nominees:
Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria & ES Setif), Ahmed Gomaa (Egypt & El Masry), Ahmed Musa (Nigeria & Al Nassr), Alex Iwobi (Nigeria & Arsenal), Andre Onana (Cameroon & Ajax), Anis Badri (Tunisia & Esperance), Ayoub El Kaabi (Morocco & Hebei China Fortune), Ben Malango (DR Congo & TP Mazembe), Denis Onyango (Uganda & Mamelodi Sundowns), Fanev Andriatsima (Madagascar & Clermont Foot), Franck Kom (Cameroon & Esperance), Jacinto Muondo Dala ‘Gelson’ (Angola & Primeiro de Agosto), Hakim Ziyech (Morocco & Ajax), Idrissa Gueye (Senegal & Everton), Ismail Haddad (Morocco & Wydad Athletic Club), Jean Marc Makusu Mundele (DR Congo & AS Vita), Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal & Napoli), Mahmoud Benhalib (Morocco & Raja Club Athletic), Mehdi Benatia (Morocco & Juventus), Mohamed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool), Moussa Marega (Mali & Porto) Naby Keita (Guinea & Liverpool), Odion Ighalo (Nigeria & Changchun Yatai, Nigeria), Percy Tau (South Africa & Union Saint Gilloise), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon & Arsenal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria & Manchester City), Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Taha Khenissi (Tunisia & Esperance), Thomas Partey (Ghana & Atletico Madrid), Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia & Saint Étienne), Walid Soliman (Egypt & Ahly), Wilfried Zaha (Cote d’Ivoire & Crystal Palace), Yacine Brahimi (Algeria & Porto), Youcef Belaili (Algeria & Esperance).

Women’s African Player of the Year nominees:

Abdulai Mukarama (Ghana & Northern Ladies), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria &
Dilian Quanjian), Bassira Toure (Mali & AS Mande), Chrestinah Thembi
Kgatlana (South Africa & Houston Dash), Desire Oparanozia (Nigeria & Guingamp), Elizabeth Addo (Ghana & Seattle Reign) Francisca Ordega (Nigeria & Washington Spirit), Gabrielle Aboudi Onguene (Cameroon & C
SKA Moskow), Gaelle Enganamouit (Cameroon & Avaldenes), Janine Van Wyk (South Africa & Houston Dash), Marlyse Ngo Ndoumbouk (Cameroon & Nancy Lorraine), Onome Ebi (Nigeria & Hekan Huisanhang), Portia Boakye (Ghana & Djurgardens), Raissa Feudjio (Cameroon & Aland United), Tabitha Chawinga (Malawi & Jiangsu Suning).

Women’s Coach of the Year nominees:

Bruce Mwape (Zambia), Desiree Ellis (South Africa), Joseph Brian Ndoko (Cameroon), Saloum Houssein (Mali), Thomas Dennerby (Nigeria).

Women’s National Team of the Year nominees:

Cameroon, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, South Africa.

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